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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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how can you tell if you blown your shocks?

so my driver side is about a .5" lower than the passenger side i jacked it up and didn't really see anything strange.. any help appreciated
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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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usually when they sag is when they are blown.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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Stock shocks or coilovers?
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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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my coilovers tein's i proly need to take off my wheels i'll proly check again when i change my oil hopefully its not...
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I have tein coilovers as well, one of them sits lower then the other so I just adjusted them to be same... Could that mean one of them is blown? The ride feels good and everything is stiff
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Old August 15th, 2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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push that side down and see how it comes up
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Old August 15th, 2009, 02:13 PM   #7
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usually when they sag is when they are blown.
Untrue. Shocks do not affect ride height.

Your car isn't equal weight on all four corners so naturally you might get one side that is a little lower than the other. Just adjust it appropriately.

But to answer your question, you will see shock oil all over your shocks, hub, and wheels, along with dirt and debris that gets stuck to it along the way.



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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #8
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Untrue. Shocks do not affect ride height.

Your car isn't equal weight on all four corners so naturally you might get one side that is a little lower than the other. Just adjust it appropriately.

But to answer your question, you will see shock oil all over your shocks, hub, and wheels, along with dirt and debris that gets stuck to it along the way.
a lot of times you will hear squeaking from the shocks.

also, your height can be adjust if shocks are blown. just depends on the application type.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #9
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a lot of times you will hear squeaking from the shocks.

also, your height can be adjust if shocks are blown. just depends on the application type.
Bags, yes. Coilovers, no. The spring is what keeps your car from making the shock retract. You can push shock pistons down by hand, what makes you think it affects ride height?



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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #10
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there was grease everywhere on the shock what are my options now? i'm thinking about just sending it back to tein and have them fix it....
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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #11
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They were definitely blown then. If they looked like Oreo chunks were all over them, you know that they're blown.

I would say that wouldn't be a bad option, but it could be costly. Sometimes to rebuild shocks it might cost you like, 2/3 the cost of a new suspension set; and that's for four shocks and springs! Call up Tein and see what they can do for you. If it was under the one year mark, you should be able to use the warranty that came with them.



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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #12
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hmm i called and i could overhaul it $75 base price instead of getting a replacement shock at 349 per shock


could i go with another brand of coilovers? like amr or w/e but just the fronts or is that a no no? cuz i would like to go lower in the front and the back is low enuff for me and i like the raked look



thx for the advices
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Old August 29th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #13
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I could tell when mine were blown cause the shocks were squeaking with minimal movement and had bad response to heavy Gs. I replaced them with Koni yellows and lets say I fell in luv...but most people can not enjoy my preferred ride since most of my friends do not like the handling charaterics of the lowered AV6 since it loves to grab grooves and hook hard. I prefer a very agressive grip/handling for a daily driver. You will know like I did after the stocks blows and cant tske it after about 15K. Go for some good shocks like Koni yellows or equilivant
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Hey OP, if your the guy I talked to last week, give me a call. I don't have your number saved. Peace! I can't PM you, I don't have enough post since I don't post a lot on here.
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